Re-advertisement - Consultant to Develop a Methodology for the Assessment of Best Practices in Different Residential Building Designs, Operations, Systems and Equipments used in Malaysia and in Other Countries

Location : Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Application Deadline :21-Mar-14 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :3 months


Those who previously applied need not apply again.

The Building Sector Energy Efficiency Project (BSEEP) has for its goal the reduction in the annual growth rate of GHG emissions from the Malaysia buildings sector. The project objective is the improvement of the energy utilization efficiency in Malaysian buildings, particularly those in the commercial and government sectors, by promoting the energy conserving design of new buildings and by improving the energy utilization efficiency in the operation of existing buildings. The realization of this objective will be facilitated through the removal of barriers to the uptake of building energy efficiency technologies, systems, and practices.

This work is part of component 2 of BSEEP. This component will address the current lack of strong policies, concise action plans, legislation and regulations for promoting and enforcing EE in the building sector. This activity will result in the delivery of useful inputs in the design of new residential buildings or

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Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work:

The primary job scope is facilitating the development of an energy efficient and renewable energy code of practice in residential buildings.

The consultant will be required to:
  • Review of different best practices in residential building designs, systems and equipments: The consultant will be required to determine critical energy consuming components/systems of residential buildings as well as identify the parameters to measure its energy efficiency. The review must highlight best practices currently adopted in Malaysia and other countries. The review must also provide indicative costs of the different residential building designs, systems and equipment;
  • Formulation of testing and energy performance evaluation: Prepare, formulate procedures and propose equipments suitable to measure the energy performance of the critical energy consuming components/systems. Benchmarks for energy efficiency shall be proposed based on best practices currently adopted in Malaysia and other countries;

The consultant will report to the National Project Manager and will work closely with the BSEEP project team based on the Environment and Energy division of the Public Works Department. The methodology includes data collection, desk research, interviews, meetings and workshops with relevant stakeholders, and discussions with Public Works Department, Ministry of Green Technology, Energy and Water, relevant agencies, State Governments and UNDP Malaysia.

Expected Outputs:

The consultant is expected to produce:
  • A report to review the best practices in residential building designs, systems and equipments adopted in Malaysia and other countries;
  • A report on the formulation of testing and energy performance evaluation of critical energy consuming components/systems in residential buildings. A benchmark shall be proposed;

The consultancy will take place from 1 May 2014 to 31 August 2014.

Deliverables and Timeline:

The consultant will be responsible for the delivery, content, technical quality and accuracy of the reviews, studies and reports. All deliverables shall be submitted to UNDP Malaysia and BSEEP Project Management Unit at Environment and Energy division of the Public Works Department.

Terms of Payment:

The fee is payable upon satisfactory completion and acceptance of the deliverables by Project Management Unit and UNDP Malaysia. Breakdown of deliverables and percentage is in Annex 1.


Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP, and partner organizations;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Functional Competencies:
  • Knowledgeable in energy efficiency policies and energy efficient design;
  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills;
  • Promotes team work, contributes towards building team consensus;
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Have strong fundamentals in physics or engineering.
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
  • Strong analytical skills;
Management and Leadership:
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Supports teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in any related field. Masters degree will have added advantage.
Professional Experience:
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience, international experience will be an advantage;
  • Experience in working in the residential building sector in Malaysia, and have a clear understanding of current practices in the building industry in Malaysia;
  • Knowledgeable in energy policies, energy efficiency, regulation and energy management procedures of Malaysia will be added advantage;
  • Experience in specifying building materials and mechanical and electrical equipments/systems;
Language Requirement:
  • Proficient in English. Proficiency in Bahasa Malaysia will be an added advantage.

Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • Proposal on how your qualifications and experience can lead towards the successful deliverable of this assignment within the required time frame, and provide a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the assignment;
  • Financial Proposal as provided. Alternatives are allowed; Please download the template at:;
  • Personal CV including areas of expertise and past experience in similar projects and at least three (3) references in the format of UN Personal History Form (P11 form). The UN Personal HIstory form (P11) is available at:
Please scan all the documents mentioned above and save into 1 (one) Pdf format and uploaded it when you are asked to upload your CV/resume on the application website. UNDP Malaysia reserves the right to disqualify any incomplete submission. Please kindly make sure that you have provided all the requested materials.

Any request for clarification must be send in writing to
Please write the Project reference - MyIC/2014/005 in your e-mail heading.

The deadline for submitting requests for clarification/questions is 19 February 2014.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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